News from the Alps

The bearded vulture soars high in the Alps
On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) held its annual international meeting in the Mercantour National Park. Around 80 experts in the Bearded Vulture (or Lammergeier) descended on the Ubaye valley to exchange notes about the international re-introduction programme of this species. The meeting, actively…
The cohabitation of humans and predators in the Alps
The case of Daniza the bear has revived the debate about the cohabitation of humans and large predators in Italy, as in the other alpine countries.This summer Daniza became sadly notorious after wounding a man who was observing her cubs, aged of 8 months, in the forest of Pinzolo, Trentino…
Welterbe-Woche 2014 «Natur als Inspiration»
Das UNESCO-Welterbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch hat bereits ab dem 18. Jahrhundert die Menschen in der Region und Gäste aus aller Welt inspiriert. Mit der Welterbe-Woche vom 30. September bis 04. Oktober 2014 wollen wir die Schönheit der Natur und deren Einfluss auf die Menschheit in den Fokus stellen. Bei vier…
The 2014 We are Alps Tour - Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention
From 3rd to 10th July 2014 the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention is organizing a crossing of the Alps for journalists focusing on family farming. The 2014 We Are Alps Tour is concentrating on the people in our region and on their livelihoods. This year’s topic is highlighting 2014…
THE PRACTICE GUIDE  ”Youth  and mountain dew “ published by REEMA and Coordination Montagne
The REEMA and the Coordination Montagne, in collaboration with other education and mountain professionals, just published in French a practice guide on ” Youth and mountain dew.  A practice guide to succeed your trip with minor” (Jeunes et refuges. GUIDE PARATIQUE  pour réussir sa sortie en refuge de montagne pour…
A. Schwarzenberger, J.Laass & R.Zink The bearded vulture went extinct in the Alps in the early 20th century. An international reintroduction program was started in 1986, based on the release of young bearded vultures born and reared in captivity. Up to 2012 a total of 184 birds have been released…
Friday, 18 April 2014

Young scientists Award 2014

 The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention organizes the second "Young scientists Award". Please find more information in the press release below as well as under following link . 
Tuesday, 18 February 2014

eco.mont: 2 new issues published!

eco.mont: 2 new issues published!
eco.mont – Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management publishes peer-reviewed articles on research within protected mountain areas and its potential interest for protected area management. Each issue also includes reports on management issues and showcases one protected area.    eco.mont Vol. 5 No. 2 - December 2013 Editorial…
Friday, 23 August 2013

Impact factor eco.mont

Impact factor eco.mont
 The journal “eco.mont - Journal of Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management” has been listed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded since 2012 and received an Impact Factor for the first time in 2013. This Impact Factor indicates the average number of quotations from an article in a…
New Secretary General of the Alpine Convention
Markus REITERER started office as the new Secretary General of the Alpine Convention on 1st July 2013 at the headquarters of the Permanent Secretariat in Innsbruck. He replaces Marco ONIDA who had held the post since 2007.   45 years of age, a lawyer, diplomat and fine connoisseur of the Alps,…